Thank you for reading and for taking the time to leave a comment.
I'm glad you enjoyed the story (well, as far as enjoyment is possible, given the topic).
The little moments in between and afterwards often inspire me, along with all those people who are never named in stories, dead or left behind.
And sometimes I even dare to experiment with writing styles - I'm so happy that this worked for you.
Re: vultures - Yes, there are vultures in Europe (or were, at least, they are all endangered species now). Mostly in southern Europe, but also in the Alps. However, my encyclopedia tells me that they belong to a different family than the vultures of the Americas.